un canny

uncanny

[uhn-kan-ee]
adjective
1.
having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of foreseeing trouble.
2.
mysterious; arousing superstitious fear or dread; uncomfortably strange: Uncanny sounds filled the house.

Origin:
1590–1600; un-1 + canny

uncannily, adverb
uncanniness, noun


2. preternatural, odd. See weird.


2. ordinary, natural.
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uncanny (ʌnˈkænɪ)
 
adj
1.  characterized by apparently supernatural wonder, horror, etc
2.  beyond what is normal or expected: an uncanny accuracy
 
un'cannily
 
adv
 
un'canniness
 
n

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uncanny
1596, "mischievous;" 1773 in the sense of "associated with the supernatural," originally Scottish and northern English, from un- (1) "not" + canny.
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